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Brian R Gormley

Probate Attorney at Kensington, MD

4.6   21 reviews

About Brian

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Customer service and aggressive client advocacy are my touchstone legal values.  I have represented the full continuum of clients ranging from large institutions engaging in  complicated financial transactions, to individuals trying to complete a simple will or defend their home from foreclosure.  From all of this experience, I have found that the most rewarding feeling is to be able to help someone in need.

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Licensed for 18 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 07/12/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired N/A
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Brian Gormley, Esq.
10605 Concord St., Ste 420
Kensington, MD, 20895

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Maya | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Excellent!!!
Brian helped me close an impossible deal. I’m forever grateful. Thank you so much Brian!
Posted by Charonn | January 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Clark Kent of L/T Attorneys
Brian Gormley is AMAZING. He helped us (landlord) when other's would not. We were led to believe our case was too challenging because DC is tenant friendly and they wanted us to start over, as we initially filed without an attorney. Brian didn't. He took us on and was successful in representing us. If you can imagine how it is to feel defeated before you show up for the game that is how we felt but he wouldn't let us give up. I'm so glad and grateful he didn't. Without him and his expert negotiation skills we would be back at ground zero. I am shouting and singing his praises to any and everyone. If you need a knowledgeable, insightful, empathetic and a GREAT landlord/tenant attorney then Brian Gormley is the one to call.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Gormley is the best!
Brian recently assisted me with the settlement of my Mother's estate in MD. My Mom left a will which stated to liquidate the estate and divide equally among all 6 siblings. My Brother was listed as the PR but her refused to file her will, he had been living for free at her house for many years and didn't want to leave, I had to file her will myself. My siblings all wanted to keep the house in the family but I live in CA and just wanted my share and offered to let them buy me out... that's where the fighting began. I hired Brian to represent me and he walked me through the entire process, he always kept a cool head while things got very ugly and was always there for me. My entire family turned on me and none of my siblings have spoken to me in over a year yet Brian, being the perfect Gentleman, encouraged me to keep my chin up and was ever so reassuring when things looked bleak and felt like it would never end. While it took 2 years to settle the estate due to my family's inability to rationally communicate, it all worked out in the end, they got to keep the house and I got my fair share. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking for the most knowledgeable and compassionate attorney, he is simply the BEST!
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Posted by David | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic job resolving a difficult case
I had a really challenging and difficult property case that other attorneys rejected. Brian did a fantastic job and made a real difference for my family. He's helpful, knowledgeable, and got the job done. A+++!
Posted by Danuta | December 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Brian is an exceptional lawyer, negotiator and human being. He is always there for you. Out of a very contested situation, he negotiated a deal that made all sides genuinely happy. It was a pleasure working with Brian.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thrilled with the level of service and compassion. 5 + stars
This lawyer is brilliant and helped me so much in just minutes. 5 HUGE stars!! Highly recommended!
Posted by Jerry | September 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real estate attorney
Brian Gormley certainly knows his real estate he has done several settlements for me has helped me and other matters including probate that he specializes in he is fair and very very reasonable I highly recommend him
Posted by Maryknoll Martinez | July 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My sincerest gratitude for all of your help!
Now that the sale of my home is complete, I want to take a few moments to let you know how much I appreciate everything that you have done on my behalf over this past 8 – 10 months. You patiently walked me through this entire process; answered all of my questions (even the ones of very little importance); and, it was very clear how hard you both worked for me at every step of the way. The sheer number of phone calls and follow-ups you had to do on my behalf is truly amazing. Please accept my sincerest gratitude for all of your help.
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Posted by Tracy | July 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Gormley is EXTRAORDINARY
Brian helped me out a situation that almost placed me into financial ruins. He helped me to short sale a property that was so behind in payments due to a long drawn out court battle (3-4 years) that was nearly impossible for me to catch up. He guided me through the entire process, he was very honest and educated me on every single step, and was always available whenever I had questions. Although, it was a very difficult battle with the mortgage companies, he never gave up, as a matter of fact I think they motivated him to fight harder, this man doesn’t back down. Because of his will to win, it encouraged me to hold my head up, roll up my sleeves and stay in the fight. He is very compassionate in what he do, very genuine. He not only got the short sale approved for me, the banks forgave the deficiency. I can’t begin to tell you, how much he has impacted my life. He is definitely someone you want in your circle.
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Posted by Charles | July 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sale of home
Brian prepared and preformed the due dillgence in the sale of our home. His was through, knowledgable and well researched. His staff was friendly and courteous and paid attention to detail. Would definitely hire him again.
Posted by Edward Nelson | June 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much for a job well done.
Brian not only held my problem in a professional matter, he made me feel at ease the entire time of my case. I appreciated his considerate responses and the time he would take to make sure things were handled properly.
Posted by Daniel Davis | June 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From Debts & Foreclosure process to a bright Start!
Brian have been a big help with my cases, and been a full support professionally while I was going through bankruptcy and working with my bank to modify my home loan. Wanted to say thank you! And I'm so grateful for all the help when I needed most. Without your help I really didn't know what to do. Thanks to you and the team for helping me to still keep my house!
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Posted by aleena jenkins | June 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Foreclosure Expert With Excellent Client Service
We presented Brian with a complicated case and he helped us through the process to achieve a best outcome. There were some obstacles along the way but we are always confident that Brian was doing all in his control to help us succeed. My family and I are truly thankful.
Posted by Jim | June 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Property Sale
Brian represented us in the negotiations with the bank on the short sale of our home. He did a wonderful job and we were very happy with the successful negotiations of the sale approval.
Posted by Alanis Wood | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!!!
Extremely professional. We were always part of the process & up to date. His legal knowledge and practice provided us with full trust & assurance from the beginning. Highly Recommended!!!
Posted by Sabina Cole | June 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superior legal advices for renting
I asked a legal question from Brian regarding my responsibility for my rents and his responses were very swift and helpful. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Paul Zenon | June 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience!
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to meet with me earlier this week. Being able to meet with someone with your level of expertise and knowledge is incredible inspiring.
Posted by Dawn Foster | May 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Gormley is an exceptional attorney. He is professional.
He's so kind, he listened to me, provided me different options, but most importantly he assured me things would work out. I am very satisfied with the effort he did for me. He handles a variety of different matters, it would be in your best interest to speak to him for assistance.
Posted by aliyah | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Diligent & professional, Brian is one of the true Gentleman attorneys who we now call a good friend. Thank you so much! I highly recommend his office.
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal service poor
I had Brian write a will for my husband. My previous attorney who had assisted us with a plan for long-term health care expenses advised me to put a clause in the will which I asked Brian to include. My husband was in rehab and I didn’t take the time to review the will as I should have. Because Brian did not include it I was open to a lawsuit. My litigation lawyer even commented on the Will Michelle his partner was supposed to handle my probate but was extremely unresponsive and inaccurate. These two are NOT detail oriented. I suspect they take on more cases then they can actually handle to increase their incomes.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Brian Gormley, Esq.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pro bono attorney
  • Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Attorney/broker
  • Cornerstone Properties
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Eichner & Norris
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Ohio State Attorney General
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Cadwalader, Wichersham & Taft
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Department of Justice
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Urban Institute
  • 2001 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy
  • MPP
  • 2003
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Moore v. Jackson
  • Pending
  • Permian v. Real Time Resolutions
  • settlement
  • Jackson v. Ullah
  • pending
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Associations

  • Maryland Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • GCAAR
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • 2014
  • Montgomery County
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Merit
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Credit Card Management Magazine
  • Deficiency Judgments and Common Pitfalls to Short Sales: A Response
  • 2010
  • Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
  • Appraising Detroit: A Follow-up to HUD’s ‘Barriers to the Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing’ Study
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Maryland organizations (state)
  • Contracts and title insurance
  • 2019
  • Title insurance
  • Title insurance
  • 2016
  • PGCAR course
  • Contracts
  • 2016
  • Maryland
  • Contracts
  • 2016
  • Assorted
  • Keeping the Golden Years Golden
  • 2016
  • Assorted
  • Estate Planning for Real estate agents
  • 2016
  • Assorted REIA's, Boards of Realtors, Brokerages
  • Short Sales
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked opposite Brian on a highly contentious tenant matter that had potential spillover into other matters. Through much discussion and negotiation we were able to reach a settlement which avoided what would have been costly and long litigation for all parties. He was at all times professional, reachable, and eager to work towards solutions."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked opposite Brian in a housing-related contract dispute case. He replaced another attorney somewhat far into the litigation, and was able to come quickly up to speed on the case and to turn the lawsuit from a litigation posture toward settlement, which seemed to be in the interests of all parties. He's a knowledgeable attorney who was a good negotiator and represented his client's interests well."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant
Bankruptcy and debt